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Why folders keep shifting their positions?

Today I downloaded Apple Security Update 2011-005 for Lion (http://support.apple.com/kb/DL1447). However, I got some issues here. After the update I noticed that some of the folders on my Desktop was rearranged. Moreover, my Mac started slowing down.

Does anybody else have same problems?

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marked as duplicate by Kyle Cronin Oct 1 '11 at 19:58

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The update replaces 3 files, all pertaining to your system's keychain. They are as follows:


It is impossible that the update has caused your problems. Look elsewhere.

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Hmmmm... Any thoughts what could cause folder rearrangement? –  Arthur Sep 9 '11 at 20:32
I'm with cksum - they are correlated in time only, but not caused by each other. –  bmike Sep 9 '11 at 23:05

The arrangement of icons on the desktop and in folders is controlled by the (usually hideen) file .DS_Store. If you deleted this file or it became corrupted, your icons may have shifted around. It should not affect the speed of your computer though.

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I did not delete or somehow change it :/ –  Arthur Sep 9 '11 at 21:36
There is some discussion about this being a known bug with Lion discussions.apple.com/thread/3216766?start=0&tstart=0 –  lemonginger Sep 9 '11 at 21:38
My icons/folders moved around as well after this update. –  Mahnax Sep 10 '11 at 2:30

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